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Gay sex survey: why preventing HIV means calling an end to finger pointing

Thinking of HIV prevention only one topic at a time - like chemsex or PrEP - impedes our ability to provide education across the wide range of needs in the community. Looking for singular solutions has not got us ahead of the curve on HIV infections among men having sex with each other. It is a complex multifaceted problem that requires sustained systemic change in a wide range of social institutions.

Published
21 June 2016
From
The Conversation
People who inject drugs have other priorities ahead of PrEP

People who inject drugs have fundamental concerns about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the manner in which it is being promoted, according to a consultation conducted by

Published
17 June 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Open letter: on futility of proposed UK PrEP study

The following letter was sent to NHS England in response to being asked to join a community advisory board for proposed further PrEP research. While there are important questions that might still be useful, this proposed study is looking at none of these.

Published
16 June 2016
From
HIV i-Base
Cultural Sensitivities Obstacle at UN AIDS Conference

No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.

Published
09 June 2016
From
New York Times
Tories blasted for 'delaying' HIV prevention pill PrEP by launching another review

Charities have attacked the Tories for "delaying" a vital HIV prevention pill by launching a fresh review by NICE of what it will cost. Campaigners say the review is just a "delaying tactic" and there is already plenty of evidence the drug works.

Published
08 June 2016
From
Daily Mirror
MPs Accuse Minister Of “Having Head In The Sand” Over HIV Prevention Drug

Public health minister Jane Ellison faced a hostile and protracted grilling by MPs from both sides of the House of Commons on Tuesday over the NHS’s refusal last week to fund the drug that prevents HIV, in a regime known as PrEP.

Published
07 June 2016
From
BuzzFeed
Stop stalling and make PrEP for HIV available now

NHS England’s vacillating has thrown into stark relief a health system that is not designed to come to timely and confident decisions about nationally important preventive interventions, for all the talk we hear of prevention being the new health priority. Further delay to pre-exposure prophylaxis risks the NHS appearing discriminatory of populations at risk.

Published
07 June 2016
From
The BMJ
HIV Charity Issues Legal Challenge To NHS For Refusing To Fund HIV Prevention Drug

The National Aids Trust has sent NHS England a legal letter warning that it will submit court papers next Friday. “It shouldn’t have come to this,” the charity’s chief executive told BuzzFeed News.

Published
06 June 2016
From
BuzzFeed
East Europe & Central Asia: Let's not lose track! – EECA communities position on HIV situation in the region

As leaders of the HIV response gather in New York on June 8-10 for the 2016 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, civil society networks of the EECA region prepared the “East Europe & Central Asia: Let’s not lose track” report to draw attention to the catastrophic situation in our region and solutions that would enable us to catch up to the rest of the world on the track to move towards ending AIDS and achieving Strategic Development Goals by 2030.

Published
06 June 2016
From
East Europe & Central Asia Union of PLWH
NHS England confuses arse and elbow: block to PrEP ignores UK HIV crisis and will send PEP services into chaos

In an act of breathtaking stupidity, NHS England is scrambling to find bureaucratic loopholes to block access to to the most effective way to prevent HIV transmission... Until PrEP is available, people in need of it should continue to access PEP services, with the waste of time and drugs that this entails.

Published
02 June 2016
From
HIV i-Base
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